Ramsey Weekly Update

Week 14

Dates to Remember:

Nightfall on Dec. 10 – Dec. 18: Chanukah

December 11: Q2 Midterm Conferences (8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.)

December 17: Q2 Midterm Conferences (4-7 p.m.)

December 23- Jan. 3- NO SCHOOL- WINTER BREAK

December 26- Jan. 1- Kwanzaa

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Free/Reduced Lunch Application

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Campus Parent:

Having issues logging onto Campus Parent? Please contact the school at 651-293-8860 or email sandy.pothen@spps.org to recover usernames and passwords.

Quarter 2 Virtual Conferences:

Friday, December 11th (8:15 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.)

Please use the appropriate link(s) below to schedule a 20 minute conference time with your students Foundations teacher only. At this conference, we invite you and your student to both participate. Teachers will walk through your students Schoology grades and invite your student to share their perspectives on strengths, areas of growth and things that are going well and any struggles.

*All conferences will be held via Google Meet on the student iPad; meeting codes are listed on the conference sign-up.

Families are also invited to drop in (no sign-up required) and connect with additional teachers during evening conferences on Thursday, December 17th. Meeting codes for evening conferences will be shared in next weeks update!

6th Grade Foundations Conference Sign-Up

Please sign-up for 1 conference slot per student.

7th Grade Foundations Conference Sign-Up

Please sign-up for 1 conference slot per student.

8th Grade Foundations Conference Sign-Up

Please sign-up for 1 conference slot per student.

Hello Ramsey Families!

We miss your students and all the things that take place during the school day, and we would love to be back in school - when it is safe! In the meantime, we are thrilled with how your students are showing up for Distance Learning. We want to check in with you and see how things are going from your perspective. If you have more than one child at Ramsey, please complete the survey for each child. Your honest feedback and suggestions will help us to make necessary adjustments.

Thank you!

As an IB World School, Ramsey participates in a Self Study every five years where we reflect on our philosophy and policies, as well as other IB practices . As part of our Self Study review this year, our staff worked on revising our Ramsey mission statement, making sure that it aligns with our beliefs as well as the SPPS district and IB mission statements.

Our new mission statement is:

Empower students to become caring, inquiring, knowledgeable global citizens who honor communities and create a better world.

Student of the Month

Ramsey is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. Each month three students, one per grade, are recognized for one of the IB learner profiles. For the month of November students were recognized for the learner profile of Communicator.


Ramsey Resiliency:

Attention Ramsey County Families-

Any Ramsey County family with children age 0-5 who has experienced childcare or learning disruption due to Covid is eligible for the following: $300 voucher to Lakeshore Learning center to buy educational materials to be used at home. To enter visit this website: https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/assistance-support/assistance/financial-assistance/child-care-assistance/early-childhood-learning-vouchers#:~:text=Youth%20Resources-,Early%20Childhood%20Learning%20Vouchers,provide%20learning%20opportunities%20at%20home.

Toys for Tots resources:


Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army has begun its coat drive. The Salvation Army’s centers are a place for families in crisis to get help, including coats for their children. Visit any of our Twin Cities Worship & Service Centers to learn about meeting your child’s need for a coat. Supplies may be limited, so we recommend contacting the nearest location before stopping by to find out if supplies are available in the sizes you need.

Families can register with their local Salvation Army:


Classroom Updates:

IB MYP Design

IB-MYP Design Update: Students have been using their creative thinking skills this week as they brainstormed ideas for solutions to the problem they identified that has come about as a result of the pandemic. We are asking students to practice being open-minded since designers do not limit themselves to just thinking of one idea--they consider many ideas before they determine the best idea.

Wk13 Review

Debate Team

The Ramsey Debate Team has been meeting on Thursdays during Flipside and is busy preparing for our tournament season, which kicks off in January! ALL DEBATERS are invited to pick up their debate evidence binders THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Ramsey Middle School through the curbside pick-up. If you are not available to pick up your materials during those hours, Ms. Hart will reach out with delivery options or alternate pick-up times. Please email Melissa Hart at melissa.hart@spps.org if you have any questions. Congrats to all the debaters for their hard work and critical thinking during our first month of practice. It's going to be a great season!

Ramsey Show 2020-21 episode 1

Ramsey Food Pantry:

Please see the 2020-2021 Ramsey Food Pantry Information PDF (below)

If your family is in need:

Please fill out this Google Form https://forms.gle/9a7X5VhGoErnAqAr5

If you would like to make donations- We are always seeking donations of food, diapers, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. Please drop these items off on Thursdays between 7am-11am at Ramsey.

If you would like to volunteer to help pack and sort out items on Thursday mornings, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org.

If you have questions, please email Alicia.Ekegren@spps.org

RMS Help!

Do you have questions about your daily schedule? Homework? Need help with your email? Pop into RMSHELP and get your questions answered.

Student Support is available on Google Meet using code RMSHELP:






Tuesday and Thursday

1:10pm- 1:30pm

Technology Support:

If you need support for your iPad during Distance Learning, iPad teacher Mrs. Hagen is available each day 1:30-2:00 at RMShage in Meet. You can also email cara.hagen@spps.org or call/text 612-568-2358 for help during school hours. Glad to help!
Comcast provides basic wireless Internet called Internet Essentials, and it is free through December. The district will provide a Hotspot, but if you are finding that isn't enough data or you are unable to wait for a ticket to be completed, contact Comcast to apply https://www.internetessentials.com/. If Comcast does not extend the free price after December, you'd have the option to quit when it is no longer free or pay the $9.95/month + tax.
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